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They Came to Lincoln County
 (Poles and Other Ethnic Groups)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Photo: Threshing in Lincoln County – Courtesy of Kay Freund


Speaker:  Kay Freund
PGS-MN Member and Director-at-Large


Join us as Kay Freund discusses the settlement of Lincoln County in Southwestern Minnesota in the late 1800’s.  Topics to include:

  • Brief history of Lincoln County
  • European Settlement
    –  Timeline, Population Growth and Census Records
    –  Villages/Townships by Different Ethnic Groups
  • Polish Immigration
    –  Why They Left Poland
    –  Where in Poland They Originated
    –  Impact of the Railroad in Minnesota
    –  Importance of the Catholic Church
  • Historic Places in Lincoln County
  • Ethnic Events
  • Genealogical Research Resources


This program meeting will be held in person at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mississippi Room, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120 as well as virtually by Zoom to all PGS-MN members. A Zoom link will be sent approximately one week before the program.

Not a PGS-MN member and want to see this program? For only $5, you can join us by completing the online guest application, which will then link you to pay online.


October 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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